Serving Those Who Served:
Free Loyalty Days Veterans Lunch at the Newport 60+ Activity Center
As a special thank you to those who served our country, on Friday, May 4, 2018, at 12:00 noon, the Newport 60+ Activity Center will be offering a free lunch in the dining room for all veterans who wish to join us. This year’s menu will feature chicken fajitas.
Volunteers will be on hand to help out where needed, but mostly just to chat with vets! Everyone involved is excited and honored for the opportunity to be serving those who served, and are looking forward to meeting our local veterans.
Seating for this event is limited, so please RSVP to (541) 265-9617 by Tuesday, May 2nd, to reserve a spot. The 60+ Activity Center is located at 20 SE 2nd Street in Newport. Please visit our website: www.newportoregon.gov/sc for a complete listing of trips, events, and classes.
Newport is one of the communities that celebrates National Loyalty Day with parades and ceremonies.
NATIONAL LOYALTY DAY
National Loyalty Day is observed annually on May 5. This day is set aside for the reaffirmation of loyalty to the United States and for the recognition of the heritage of American freedom.
NATIONAL LOYALTY DAY HISTORY
First observed in 1921 as “Americanization Day”, this holiday was intended to counterbalance the celebration of Labor Day on May Day. On July 18, 1958 it was made on official holiday by the U.S. Congress (Public Law 85-529). President Dwight D. Eisenhower proclaimed May 1, 1959 the first official observance of Loyalty Day. This day has been recognized with an official proclamation every year, by every president, since its inception as a legal holiday in 1958.